David Fusco is a partner in our Pittsburgh office practicing in the litigation and dispute resolution group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, product liability, and mass tort, with an emphasis on defending claims related to alleged exposure to toxic substances. As a part of his litigation practice, he has defended claims involving exposure to asbestos, benzene, dioxins and furans, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), silica, and talc, among other substances. Mr. Fusco is particularly experienced in implementing innovative defense strategies in asbestos claims and has tried cases to verdict in Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. He has also served as trial counsel for cases in Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, and West Virginia. In defending his clients, Mr. Fusco has conducted hundreds of expert depositions across various scientific disciplines, including disease causation, epidemiology, exposure assessment, industrial hygiene, pathological diagnosis, pulmonary function, and toxicology. He has also argued numerous Daubert and Frye motions regarding the admissibility of expert testimony in federal and state courts throughout the United States.
Mr. Fusco served as Senior Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Governor for the State of West Virginia from 2002 until 2004 where he worked with administration officials to develop and implement various policy initiatives.
Mr. Fusco spent his final semester of law school working as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Robert B. King, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Irene M. Keeley, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, during the summer of 2005.
- “Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc. v. Knight: Addressing the Elephant in the Room,” Westlaw Journal Asbestos, Vol. 38, Issue 23, 2 September 2016
- The Constitutional Issue Hidden Within a Circuit Split: Double Jeopardy in the Context of Proving Predicate Offenses, 4 Seton Hall Cir. Rev. 265 (2008).